“I hope this case’s successful conclusion will persuade other artists who face similar claims that justice can be achieved,” Zimmer wrote. “I also hope that this dismissal will discourage other plaintiffs who may be motivated by recent high-profile music copyright lawsuits from filing meritless infringement claims.”
Richard Friedman sued Zimmer for copyright infringement in January 2015 over the film’s music, but he now says he never should have brought the case. Friedman wrote a letter to Zimmer saying he deeply regrets filing the lawsuit.
Federal statutes are in the and no copyright attaches to them. The same is true of court decisions. It is not difficult to see the motivations behind this: